Cadillac is undergoing many changes. John de Nyscchen, who was the former boss of Infiniti, has taken charge of proceedings. A lot of changes in vehicle designs are on the horizon. Nomenclature of models have undergone changes. Crossover and SUV automobiles have received a lot of critical appreciation. With the rising tide of immense popularity, it will not be much of a surprise if Cadillac decides to introduce models with no direct predecessors. 2018 Cadillac XT3 is one such notable exception. It should be carved with unique artwork throughout its body. The majestic appearance of this new model looks quite intriguing.
Cadillac has lined up new model names for their upcoming releases starting from XT2 to XT8. There’s a great possibility that Cadillac would incorporate the same nomenclature policy previously incorporated by Audi. Regular SUVs and cross-over models are even numbered while odd number rests on Coupe models. There are many speculations surrounding the new compact SUVs Cadillac has been planning to develop in the coming years. The new model will compete directly with likes of Mercedes, Audi and BMW. In all possibilities, XT3 is going to kick-start this revolution.
2018 Cadillac XT3: Modifications in powertrain
All standard variants of 2018 Cadillac XT3 will get turbocharged units. The base models are going to carry four cylinders with 2.0-liter fuel capacity. Power outputs for base variants are around 220 HP with 250 lb-ft torque production.
Higher trims are going to have a more powerful EcoTec engine. Unlike most of its competitors, Cadillac XT3 is going to carry rear wheel driving modes. Availability of All Wheel Drive setup is optional. Six-speed manually transmitted units are going to offered along with an option of 10-speed automatic setups.
The fuel efficiency of these new models should be quite high. Carbon emission is limited so rates of pollution will be negligible.
Interior setup of the 2018 Cadillac XT3
2018 Cadillac XT3 design will feature futuristic approach. New designs are focused on engaging the youth generation. Center console will be V-shaped. Dashboard will include many utility gadgets. CUE infotainment system will have a large screen setup. Availability of several functionalities would impress all passengers. Fans can expect comfortable seating arrangements.
Though this variant is a compact SUV, cabin space should be sufficient for the riders. The model will also include the latest achievements in the safety and security. It will make drive easier thanks to available active safety aids.
Exterior looks stylish
2018 Cadillac XT3 is going to carry a large shield-shaped grille in its front fascia. It will be similar as on the brand’s new models. Use of vertically fitted LED headlights look promising. The rear end will also feature the vertical-oriented design of LED taillights and sculpted tailgate. The profile side will feature sharp, rising character line and in the lower section will be another incision.
2018 Cadillac XT3: Price and expected date of release
2018 Cadillac XT3 is going to have a starting price of around $30,000. XT3 should be the cheapest of all other variants. As for the release date, according to rounds of speculations, this new model is going to get a late 2017 release or early 2018.